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LET ME TELL YOU A SECRET THAT FEW PEOPLE TRULY REALIZE: YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT (AND REALLY, THAT APPLIES TO NOT ONLY YOUR ELOPEMENT DAY, BUT LIFE IN GENERAL.)

Think of your elopement as an adventure first, and wedding second.

Your wedding day is about you and your partner, no one else. People get married to experience that connection with their partner, and that just doesn’t typically happen with a big wedding. Create a connection with a location that speaks to you, and activities that represent you as a couple.

I hope you find the resources and inspiration below helpful. Got any questions? Don’t be afraid to reach out. Hope to hear from you soon!

GENERAL RESOURCES

General resources can include tips for a wedding dress that moves, what your friends and family really think about you eloping, and how to make your elopement feel “special”.

PLANNING RESOURCES

How to included loved ones who have passed away, how to pack your wedding dress, sample elopement day timelines, how long hair/makeup takes, and more!

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LOCATION RESOURCES

Inside info on my most frequent elopement locations, including Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, Glacier National Park, and Coastal Redwoods.


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The Best Oregon Waterfall Elopement Locations

The Best Oregon Waterfall Elopement Locations There’s just something alluring about waterfalls, and it’s no wonder that people enjoy them all over the world. Plus, Oregon’s falls can make the…

What if it Rains* on Your Elopement Day

What to Expect if Rains on Your Elopement Day What if it Rains* on Your Elopement Day When planning an outdoor wedding, many couples are concerned about the weather –…

Marriage License Info for all 50 States

Marriage License Info for all 50 States Glad you’re here! As an adventure elopement photographer, I know a thing or two about what it takes to get married. For my…

GENERAL RESOURCES

Non-White Elopement Gowns: 8 Incredible Options

Non-White Elopement Gowns: 8 Incredible Options Beautiful Options for the Fiancé(e) Who Doesn’t Want to Wear a White Wedding Gown Yay! You’re getting married, and that means that you get…

My 5 Favorite Adventure Elopement Bouquets

My 5 Favorite Adventure Elopement Bouquets If you’re anything like me, you don’t have answers for “What’s your favorite ______” type of questions. But those question responses are always fun…

So You’re Afraid Eloping Won’t Feel Special…

So You’re Afraid Eloping Won’t Feel Special… I’m worried my elopement day won’t feel special. As an adventure elopement photographer, that’s something I hear really often when couples are debating…

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PLANNING RESOURCES

How to Cancel Your Wedding and Elope

How To Cancel Your Wedding and Elope So, you’re knee-deep in planning your traditional wedding and you’re overwhelmed by all the complicated details of the process. I hear you —…

Sample Elopement Timelines

SAMPLE ELOPEMENT TIMELINES Once you decide to elope and choose your destination, planning the specifics of the day can begin. One question that is on the minds of couples is…
Redwoods elopement in Jedediah Smith Redwoods

Elope in the Redwoods: Your Complete Guide

ELOPE IN THE REDWOODS: Your Complete Guide Your ultimate guide to elope in the redwoods, including locations, permit info, leave no trace practices, vendor recommendations, and more. Don’t elope in…

LOCATION RESOURCES

5 Most Extreme Places to Elope

5 Most Extreme Places to Elope Eloping is on your mind, but for you and your partner, it’s not just about a destination or having an intimate wedding. I mean,…

The Best Oregon Waterfall Elopement Locations

The Best Oregon Waterfall Elopement Locations There’s just something alluring about waterfalls, and it’s no wonder that people enjoy them all over the world. Plus, Oregon’s falls can make the…
Redwoods elopement in Jedediah Smith Redwoods

Elope in the Redwoods: Your Complete Guide

ELOPE IN THE REDWOODS: Your Complete Guide Your ultimate guide to elope in the redwoods, including locations, permit info, leave no trace practices, vendor recommendations, and more. Don’t elope in…